High Voltage 2011 to host rock legends Thin Lizzy

Posted on 07 April 2011 by Neil Paterson

After the success of the UK’s prestige rock festival last year, High Voltage is back for 2011 with Thin Lizzy taking to the stage with a brand-new line-up.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Thin Lizzy’s iconic frontman Phil Lynott, and has also witnessed the passing of former guitarist Gary Moore. Thin Lizzy’s return has received widespread acclaim from press and the public alike. To take you back to the Lynott-led era is guitarist Scott Gorham, drumming sensation Brian Downey and on the keys is Darren Wharton. Joining the band onstage is Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, and former Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza. Scott Gorham proudly commented: “Phil wrote so many classic songs, and people still love hearing them. And playing them with this band is an incredible experience.”

Headlining High Voltage this year is Judas Priest and Dream Theatre who are guaranteed to tear the place apart. Victoria Park will also host exclusive performances from Black Country Communion, Jethro Tull, Queensryche, Thunder, Neal Morse and Spock’s Beard as well as sets from Michael Schenker group, John Lee’s Barclay James Harvest, Skin, Rival Sons, Amplifier, Von Hertzen Brothers, Caravan, The Enid, Pallas, Saint Jude, Anathema, Curved Air, Mostly Autumn, Neurosis, Electric Wizard, Evile, Grand Magus, Raven’s Creed, Primitai, Attica Rage, Black Spiders Gentlemens Pistols and Furyon, will more acts to be announced.

The weekend will see the inaugural High Voltage Beer Festival. An epic marquee with its own traditional bench table seating is the perfect place to get the ultimate refreshing beverage. The beer festival will also stage for a selection of acoustic, folk, blue grass, country and blues music from bands selected by GetMeOnStage.com. With top brewers including Wynchwood, Dark Star and Fuller’s to name but a few providing the beer, this is sure to be a weekend to remember.

The event is on July 23rd and 24th, 2011 and weekend tickets start at just £99.

This is the UK’s only festival that’s built by rock fans, for rock fans so log online at www.highvoltagefestival.com to find out more.